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“The Pursuit of Happiness in the Shadow of Stand Your Ground and 21st Century Second Amendment Rights”

In Articles on February 16, 2014 at 7:23 pm
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During the Zimmerman trial, the talk on one side of the issue was all about the 2nd Amendment, self-defense, and guarantees to one’s liberty and the “pursuit of happiness” highlighted in the founding documents of the United States of America…What about the “pursuit of happiness” for these victims, particularly victims that happen to be Black, young, male, and wrongfully stereotyped?

NEW YORK CITY/ PITTSBURGH (February 14, 2014) – (Courtesy Global Grind)

The God-given right to pursue happiness as extolled in the Declaration of Independence and protected in codification via the United States Constitution in its present form should not and must not be shifted around in a shell-game manner only to be enjoyed by pre-selected winners and losers in America…the adherent support of constitutional rights and personal liberties for some Americans never seems to reverberate in tone or deed to the communities of citizens in most need of basic civil rights protections. Lost in the newly-vamped definitions of social justice and racial perspective is the notion of innocent until proven guilty while Black…When White men can assault and kill Black young men with the benefit of the doubt while Black men are presumed dangerous and guilty upon first contact, there is no longer a pursuit of true happiness, balance, or civic justice nationally. The foundation of equality and constitutional ethics becomes nothing but a slab of faulty lies and poetic hubris.”

 

Read “The Pursuit of Happiness in the Shadow of Stand Your Ground and 21st Century Second Amendment Rights” from Lenny McAllister on Global Grind by clicking HERE or clicking the picture above.

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (February 12, 2014)

In Audio on February 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm
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CLICK PICTURE FOR PODCAST: Are we facing yet another Zimmerman verdict and another round of societal excuses and woes like we did in 2012-2013?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (February 12, 2014) – PODCAST TOPIC:The Michael Dunn and another explosive moment for race relations in America.

Former WVON radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s podcast of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”.

 

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LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (January 23, 2014)

In Audio on January 25, 2014 at 6:06 pm
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Should American “puff puff pass” on President Obama’s “open-minded” perspective on marijuana usage?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (January 23, 2014) PODCAST TOPIC: Why “Mary Jane” isn’t the girl for your kid, despite the remarks from President Obama

 

Former WVON radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s podcast of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”.

 

Catch this version of Get Right with Lenny McAllister by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above.

 

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (November 7, 2013)

In Audio on November 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm
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The ease of increased racism into the national fabric despite the tenure of an African-American president? Are racial incidents increasing over recent years?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (November 7, 2013) – PODCAST TOPIC: The Obama milestone that was passed when the glass ceiling was broken on November 4, 2008 in regards to race – and the danger we are in as a nation today if we are not mindful of the current direction

 

Former WVON radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s podcast of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”.

 

Catch this version of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above. Also catch “The McAllister Minute” on the American Urban Radio Network, where “The McAllister Minute” commentary is aired on over 400 stations throughout the AURN network.

 

LISTEN: McAllister Talks to WEAA as Holder Talks Cutting “Mandatory-Minimum” Sentences

In Audio on August 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm
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“It seems like a move in the right direction…if we want to re-strengthen our nation, we cannot continue to throw away young talent that can be useful from decades as productive citizens because of actions that were committed during their regrettable days in the fog of youth.” (McAllister on modifying how the criminal justice system deals with some impacted by “mandatory-minimum” sentencing)

 

BALTIMORE  (August 15, 2013– (Courtesy The Marc Steiner Show) 

We turn to national news, focusing first on Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech this week about cutting mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders. (In addition to Lenny McAllister), our guests include:

  • Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) and a 33-year police veteran;
  • ER Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at MorganStateUniversity; and
  • Brentin Mock, New Orleans-based journalist and reporter for Colorlines.

 

Click HERE to listen the segment on The Marc Steiner Show website or click on the picture above.

 

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